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    Teaching With Favorite Patricia Polacco Books

    Teaching With Favorite Patricia Polacco Books

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    The stories of Patricia Polacco inspire young readers to appreciate family heritage, examine personal attitudes, and find reason to hope, dream, and reach for the stars. Introduce children to the work of this popular author-illustrator with activities like Thunder Cake Math and the Babushka Attribute Game! Includes Before and After Reading discussion ideas plus hands-on activities and reproducibles that build skills in reading, writing, math, art, and more.

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    Patricia Polacco (Story Leads): Teaching Writing With Mentor Texts (Grades 1-3)

    Patricia Polacco (Story Leads): Teaching Writing With Mentor Texts (Grades 1-3)

    “When I’m composing a story, I sit in one of my rocking chairs and dream it up. For me, rocking is important to the process. I have 12 rocking chairs in the house, and I keep pens and small pads next to them, in case a real good idea springs into my head.” –Patricia Polacco

    This dynamic unit matches a favorite author (and their works) to a writing topic, using favorite picture books as powerful models to teach key writing skills! Includes a "Hooking the Reader" graphic organizer, writing center ideas, guided and independent writing activities, connections to the standards, and more!

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Chicken Sunday

Author: Patricia Polacco

Interest Level:
3-5

Lexile Framework:
650L

Grade Level Equivalent:
4.8

Guided Reading Level:
N

Age:
8-10

Genre:
Realistic Fiction

Subject:
African American, Grandparents and Grandchildren, Gratitude and Thanks, Family Life, Spring Themes

About This Book

After being initiated into a neighbor's family by a solemn backyard ceremony, a young Russian American girl and her African American brothers' determine to buy their gramma Eula a beautiful Easter hat. But their good intentions are misunderstood, until they discover just the right way to pay for the hat that Eula's had her eye on. A loving family story woven from the author's childhood.

"Polacco has outdone herself with these joyful, energetic illustrations, her vibrant colors even richer and more intense than usual, while authentic details enhance the interest. A unique piece of Americana." — Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

"In this moving picture book, the hatred sometimes engendered by racial and religious differences is overpowered by the love of people who recognize their common humanity." — Booklist," starred, boxed review

"The text conveys a tremendous pride of heritage as it brims with rich images from her characters' African American and Russian Jewish cultures--A tribute to the strength of all family bonds." — Publishers Weekly, starred review


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